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People’s Athlete Hwang Kon Dong

Date: 22/10/2022 | Source: Sports DPRK (En) | Read original version at source

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Hwang Kon Dong was active as a coach of the DPRK national team at the 38th, 39th and 41st world table-tennis championships and is a meritorious table-tennis coach who trained Pak Yong Sun, Labour Heroine, People’s Athlete and two-time world champion, and People’s Athlete Ri Kun Sang.

Hwang who had an unusual aptitude for sports in his childhood took part in different domestic competitions while being active as a table-tennis player at the then February 8 Sports Club in the 1960s to bag many medals including gold medal.

A table-tennis coach of the February 8 Sports Team, Hwang came to take charge of Pak Yong Sun’s training.

After Pak won the first world championship, he was awarded the title of Merited Athlete.

While working as a men’s table-tennis coach at the April 25 Sports Club, he trained Ri Kun Sang who won fame as a “moving wall” in the international table-tennis circles.

He received a wrist watch bearing the name of President Kim Il Sung and the title of People’s Athlete in recognition of his contribution to bringing about fresh progress of  the DPRK team in table-tennis.

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